Fur Babies in Good Hands for Humans Holiday: Moreland Hills Police Blotter


General Support: Giles Road

A resident called the police shortly after midnight on April 19 and said she had not been home for five days and thought the people who were supposed to look after their dogs might not be still there. She warned officers that while the dogs weren’t aggressive, the larger dog would bark if they got too close to the smaller, blind one.

Responding within 10 minutes, police entered the house and found that the two dogs had been groomed and let out three times a day since April 14, according to the logbook on the kitchen table.

Police also noted that they went ahead and fed and watered the dogs again before realizing the service had already been to the house.

Disruption: Boulevard Chagrin

After responding to the Moreland Hills Towne Center to a report of a woman in an apron arguing with staff at the Flour restaurant – where they were closed for cleaning on the afternoon of April 24 – a Luna Bakery employee, 35 years, was advised not to take his break on the terrace of Flour.

Theft: Boulevard Chagrin

J3 Clothing staff reported at 2:59 p.m. on April 23 that a person wearing a mask — they couldn’t be sure if it was just a COVID mask — entered the store and took articles, leaving about 10 minutes before.

The caller had no additional information at the time, but said the owner did and would be in touch. When police returned at 3:20 p.m., the owner and staff were still busy, so officers left reporting forms to fill out.

Suspicion: Boulevard Chagrin

A patrol officer reported finding a Nissan behind the Cru Uncorked restaurant at 1:48 a.m. on April 20, then arresting and taking the driver to Solon Jail for a breath test.

The rental car was towed away and it was unclear whether the charges would involve operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) or physically controlling a vehicle while impaired. Police recovered the belongings from the car and evacuated Solon prison at 3:30 a.m.

Traffic stop: North Strawberry Lane, Chagrin Boulevard

An Audi was towed away and its driver arrested on an OVI charge at 8.30pm on April 22, after being taken to Solon Jail for a breathalyzer test.

Counterfeiting: Boulevard Chagrin

An officer went to the Moreland Hills Sunoco on the evening of April 23 to retrieve an unspecified counterfeit note from an employee there.

Although additional mention was made, it was unclear from the dispatch log whether counterfeit money was also exchanged that day at another gas station in town.

Open Burning: Jackson Road

A caller who lives near Chagrin River Road said she saw a large amount of smoke in the area which she could also smell at 8:13 p.m. on April 24.

By 8.30pm, police had located the fire in question, ignited on a nearby but very isolated property, where the owner agreed to extinguish the flames after being informed of the village’s open burning order.

Parking Violation: Raea Lane

The owner of a car was subpoenaed for parking in front of a fire hydrant at 2.07am on April 24.

Parking complaints: many locations

Between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on April 23 and in response to at least five calls, police advised various landscapers working along the East and West Juniper, Basswood and Meadowhill lanes to pull their trucks into the driveways of their clients or parking tickets would be issued.

Complaints Solicitor: Brandon Court, Ellendale Road

After being told shortly before 9 p.m. on April 20 that he had received complaints from residents while still knocking on doors, an attorney who said he was with Ohio National — and apparently had a permit – agreed to head home for the night.

Suspicion: Boulevard Chagrin

Staff at the Moreland Hills Sunoco reported at 8:36 p.m. on April 24 that a young man came to buy alcohol without identification. He then wanted his friend in the car to buy alcohol. But when the staff wouldn’t sell it to them, they went back to their car by the ice machine, where they had been sitting for 30 minutes.

Management called the police back five minutes later to say the couple had just left the lot.

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